Sunday, October 18, 2009

Kill the witches

You’ve got to love my son. His favorite part of Stephen King’s movie The Mist is when the nutball Christian lady gets shot for her hateful misdeeds. I told my son that monsters like her are a thing of the past. Apparently, I was not thinking about Christians in Africa at the time. They still try to kill witches.

His family pastor had accused him of being a witch, and his father then tried to force acid down his throat as an exorcism. It spilled as he struggled, burning away his face and eyes. The emaciated boy barely had strength left to whisper the name of the church that had denounced him – Mount Zion Lighthouse.

The things people do in the name of Jesus Christ are so hateful. Be it denying gays the right to marry in the U.S.A. or killing witches in Africa, Christianity is all about power and control. Where is the love?